Terry Wiegand

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    In 1918 there was only the one six cylinder engine and that was what started out as the 'Light Six'. The 'Big Six' lasted three model years - 1914, 1915, and 1916. I guess it would be redundant to call the 1918 engine a 'Light Six' because it was the ONLY six that was in production in 1918 forward. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  2. 1925 Buick Standard outside door handles

    For what this is worth to you guys, my 1920 Model K-46 Coupe and my 1922 Model 48 Coupe both have the T-type door handles. Both of these cars are Fisher bodied. Both of these cars are original and the 1920 is HPOF certified. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  3. Help identifying 1915(?) Buick radiator

    The Buick Motor Company in this time frame was using radiators from three different suppliers. They were Harrison, Fedders, and Rome-Turney. This makes it possible to have a 1915 or later vehicle with different core styles that is factory original. I have a 1920 K-46 Coupe that was in storage for around 61 years. The radiator cap froze to the filler neck. Some bozo took a pipe wrench to the cap and destroyed the filler neck getting the cap off. When we bought the car years ago I discovered the mess and I fixed it so that it would not be spewing coolant out of the filler opening. I pulled the radiator shell and core off the car and made a new filler neck out of brass. The guy at our local radiator shop unsoldered the original neck and re-soldered the new one right back in the exact location on the top tank. He then flushed and back flushed the unit and checked it at one half pound of pressure. The car runs great with no heating problems whatsoever. The core in my car is the 'square' opening style. I believe this radiator is what is referred to as a 'tubular' type core. The tubes run vertical into the top and bottom tanks. I hope someone on here will explain the differences between a 'cellular' and tubular' radiator core. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  4. whats this in side the door

    Stuart, this is something that I have never seen before in a touring bodied Buick. Pretty cool. Is your Buick a McLaughlin? Or is it a Holden Body? The wooden dash tells me that it isn't a Fisher body. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  5. 1915 c-25 chassis serial number

    Rick, what you are seeing stamped into the front axle is considered the individual component number. At this point in Buick production history the engine, transmission, front axle, and the rear axle assembly all had serial numbers assigned to them. When this practice was discontinued I do not know. The late Dave Chambers explained this to me after I had asked about the number on the front axle on my 1916 D-45. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas

    Bob, the Light Six was introduced in the 40 Series cars in 1916. 1916 was also the last year for the Big Six used in the 50 Series cars. The smaller engine was 224 cubic inches and the big one was 331 cubic inches. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  7. 1925 Std. Starter and water pump shaft coupling ring

    Hugh, this might be a long shot, but, I think I'd call Rex Curtiss at Precision Power in Lansing, Michigan. The phone number is (800) 794-5962. Their email address is - www.precision-pwr.com Now, before everybody starts telling you to go with Jason at Automotive Electric there is something that you need to know. Jason Smith does good work. There is no doubts about his ability. Jason might not want to tell you this, but, he got his start in the automotive electrical business by working for Rex Curtiss. I am not saying one bad word about anybody here. I have talked with Jason several times in regard to old Delco coils. He is a good person to deal with. For my money I will want to deal with the teacher instead of the student. Rex Curtiss has been working on these Delco starter/generator units for a very long time and if anybody would know about what you are looking for, it would be him' Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas

    I want to let everyone know that the sealing rings are gone. The exhaust valve cage kept the same diameter from the Light Six of 1916 thru the end of the 1923 models, so I had rings made accordingly. I got a hold of some really good brass that lent itself to these pieces very well. I used it all and I do not think that it will be cost effective to try and get more of it. Given that, I do not plan to do any more of them any time soon. Thanks to all who got them. I am glad to help fellow Buick enthusiasts and by doing this the way I did it kept the cost reasonable for everyone. Thanks again. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  9. November Bugle 2017

    Brad, yes, the BOD did give the green light to racing events within the BCA and that action brought HIGHER insurance costs than previous policies. We were told that this would bring more new members into the club that had performance vehicles per se. As of today I have not heard of even ONE new race-minded Buick owner/enthusiast signing up in the BCA. Were we sold a bill of goods? - you tell me. Larry Schramm hit it right on the head with his editorial. One cannot argue with the facts. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  10. 1925 Std. Starter and water pump shaft coupling ring

    Well, darn, we tried anyway. Sorry that this did not work out. Buick was really changing things as they went along. You will more than likely end up making the piece. This will be a really simple thing to machine. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  11. 1925 Std. Starter and water pump shaft coupling ring

    Don is right about the material being hardened. Hugh, check the outside diameter of the mating part on the end of the water pump / starter/generator shaft. This will tell you if the coupling that I have will work for your application. I really suspect that what I have will be what you are needing. The outside diameter of the shaft coupling part is 1.660" Here are a couple of photos to show the application. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas
  12. 1925 Std. Starter and water pump shaft coupling ring

    Hugh, here is the photo of the coupling that I think you are looking for. The dimensions are as follows - Outside Diameter - 1.655" Inside Diameter - 1.090" Thickness - .345" Slots (4) - .312" wide X .195" deep Let me know if this is what will fit your starter/generator input.
  13. 1925 Std. Starter and water pump shaft coupling ring

    Hugh, the piece that you are looking for is called an Oldham coupling. I think that I have what you are needing. I will post some photos this evening along with measurements. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas

    I have been contacted by a HCCA member who has about 50 years worth of Gazettes that they want to dispose of. The problem is that they are in Napa Valley, California and I am in south central Kansas. Might there be anyone traveling my way in the very near future that could bring them to me? Anyone out there going to the Chickasha Swap Meet in March? Anyone have any suggestions as to what might work for both of us? Thanks for any and all help. UPS, USPS, and FedEx are almost out of sight on the shipping charges. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas Phone - (620) 665-7672 eMail - terrywiegand@prodigy.net
  15. 1924 Buick top laches

    Beautiful work shown here. Terry Wiegand South Hutchinson, Kansas